Training on the cable pull offers an enormous variety of exercises. In this article we will show you 3 intensive chest exercises on the cable pulley, which specifically train your small (musculus pectoralis minor) and large (musculus pectoralis major) chest muscle.
Why train the chest muscles?
“Now take a breath.” Undoubtedly, breathing is vital to us. The lungs have the main role here, as they are responsible for inhaling and exhaling and supplying our body with oxygen. That’s why it’s also known as the respiratory organ, which is located in our chest, surrounded by our ribs.
Thus, the lungs are very close to our chest muscles, which is why they are among the auxiliary respiratory muscles. Consequently, a muscular chest can promote our oxygen supply. If the hard training isn’t worth it?
Furthermore, the chest muscles are responsible for the motor control of our arms, so that we can rotate, pull them in and spread them out.
However, our chest muscles are a support for the shoulders, as they enable many movements in the first place.
With the following chest exercises you can strengthen your chest muscles at home or in the gym.
1. Chest exercise: Lying fly / flys on the cable pull
For the flying exercise while lying down, you need grip loops and an incline bench. Place the incline bench in the middle of your cable station and incline it to 30 degrees.
As soon as you lie down on the bench, you perform a classic butterfly movement. You guide your arms down to the side and then stretch them out upwards.
2. Chest exercise: flys from below / flys on the cable pull
You also use grip loops for the flying exercise from below. Stand with your legs slightly bent in the middle of the cable station and bring your arms together in front of your chest from the deep block. Your arms remain slightly bent in this exercise.
3. Chest exercise: One-armed flys / flys on the cable pull
For the flying, one-armed exercise, stand sideways to the cable pulley and hold on to the handrail. With your other hand, grab the grip loop and bring the cable together parallel to the ground in front of your chest. Your arms remain slightly bent in this execution.